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Prices Between £140.00 to £240.00 Blacksmith Experience Day Our Blacksmith Experience Days take place in the Museum's rebuilt Victorian forge, and are lead by our experienced blacksmiths. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of...

Our Blacksmith Experience Days take place in the Museum's rebuilt Victorian forge, and are lead by our experienced blacksmiths. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of the blacksmith and make your own simple hand forged object to take home. You will be shown how the forge works and will use an anvil, in what will be an extremely enjoyable yet physical experience. No previous experience is necessary.

 

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Tickets only £130.00 Jewellery Making Workshop for Adults Make you own silver bangle in this new silver jewellery making workshop for adults (18 years+). The workshop will run from 10.30am until 5.00pm (inclusive of a lunch break). This...

Make you own silver bangle in this new silver jewellery making workshop for adults (18 years+). The workshop will run from 10.30am until 5.00pm (inclusive of a lunch break). This workshop is led by Roz of Rosalyn’s Emporium. During the class you will design your item and practice on samples under the guidance of the course tutor. You will then make your final item. At the end of the course you can take home any sample pieces and your finished final item wrapped in tissue paper.

Skills taught:

Piercing (sawing silver), filing, hammering, buffing, polishing, shaping. All soldering will be carried out by the class tutor.

What is included:

  • Entrance into the Museum
  • Tuition from an experienced tutor
  • Tools to use on the day
  • Safety equipment
  • Tea and coffee

Course times: 10.30am – 5.00pm     Course Date: Saturday 30th March 2019

Please bring your own pack lunch or purchase a light lunch in the Furniture Factory Tea Room (Please note our tea room will be closed November-March).

The course needs a minimum of 5 participants to run. If there are not enough participants then the course will be cancelled and a full refund will be given.

Experience Day Prices

£130 per person

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Tickets only £35.00 Working With Straw: Beginners Straw Plaiting During this course you will learn a little of the history of straw craft from its role in pagan times, to the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today. You will learn how...

During this course you will learn a little of the history of straw craft from its role in pagan times, to the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today. You will learn how to prepare the old variety of wheat straw that will be used during the day, and a selection of different plaits and techniques, using them to create different designs and decorate them. No previous experience necessary.

There will be a short lunch break, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Tea Room.

Included in your experience

  • Tuition from our experienced course leader
  • All equipment and materials
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day

Length of workshop: 10.30 am-3.30 pm

Minimum age: 16
Number of participants: 6

 

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Tickets only £65.00 Willow Weaving and Sculpting Experience Day In this experience day you will learn the ancient craft of willow weaving and sculpting and will craft your own dragonfly. The session is led by experienced tutor and willow weaver...

In this experience day you will learn the ancient craft of willow weaving and sculpting and will craft your own dragonfly. The session is led by experienced tutor and willow weaver Gina Martin. The course is very hands-on and is a great opportunity to learn a new skill.

Using dried willow, Gina will demonstrate the basic techniques you will need to create your own sculpture. This is a ‘hands on’ course and you will go home with your own willow dragonfly and a small obelisk. For those more adventurous souls and if time permits the obelisk can grow into your own design, be it an animal, fruit or abstract piece.

You will be supplied with information about the different types of willow, where to obtain your materials and how to store it should you wish to develop your weaving skills further at home.

Gina Martin studied at the Royal College of Art gaining an MA in sculpture and she has been leading workshops for all ages and abilities for over 25 years.

Included in the experience day

  • Tuition from our experienced course leader
  • All materials
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day

There will be an hour break for lunch, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Tea Room.

Please bring a pair of secateurs with you.

Date of workshop: Sunday 26th August
Length of workshop: 10.30am – 4pm
Minimum age: 18
Number of participants: 15

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Tickets only £55.00 Taste of the Past for Two A fantastic cooking experience day for all cooking and history enthusiasts, led by our experienced re-enactor, who has taught cookery for many years. During this 3 hour historic...

A fantastic cooking experience day for all cooking and history enthusiasts, led by our experienced re-enactor, who has taught cookery for many years. During this 3 hour historic cooking workshop for two, you will make English muffins and sweet and savoury pasties. This course is for those 16 years and over.

Included in your experience

  • Tuition from our experienced re-enactor
  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants will take home everything that they have made on the day

Location: Haddenham Cottage
Length of workshop: 11am-2pm
Minimum age: 16 years
Number of participants: 2

Practical points:

Please bring a container to take your goodies home with you.

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